Nothing less, nothing more.

Since rain has a propensity to fall on virtually anything from parades to parties, the folks over at Marmot crafted the Women's Essential Jacket to keep you covered in the event your event gets rained on. Fashioned with the lightweight yet totally water- and wind-proof Gore-Tex Paclite material, this minimalist jacket is both pragmatic and charming with its slimming silhouette and a longer cut, providing extra coverage when the skies open up.

In addition to its bombproof Gore-Tex construction, the Essential is equipped with an adjustable hood and fully taped seams, ensuring no water can permeate its surface. And, just in case that chilly rain should turn into a warm drizzle, the underarm ventilation system gives you the ability to regulate your temperature.

  • Stay dry in this dependable rain jacket
  • Gore-Tex Paclite offers lightweight protection
  • Underarm vents provide temperature regulation
  • Thigh length ensures extra coverage from the elements
  • Zippered pockets securely accommodate essentials
  • Regular fit leaves room for layers
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Marmot essential

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

Before traveling to Alaska this spring I went on research mission to find a Gortex jacket with maximum coverage and minimal weight at a reasonable price. This jacket fulfilled my requirements and more. The slimming style looks good on the street or trail. I found it comfortable over layers, but too close a fit to cover my small Nikon 1 from the weather. The length and hood/ cuff adjustments help to keep the wearer comfortable and dry. The lack of any interior pockets is my only minor complaint.

great raincoat,but didn't work

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

My daughter loved the raincoat,but it had too much velcro. she wears scarves a lot and knew they would be ruined. She found a different brand that was very similar but snapped closed in front . It didn't have underarm vents but it was a compromise and less expensive.

Perfect Except Pockets

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I love this rain jacket - it fits great, looks good, and functions fantastic. I always wear a medium in Marmot, and this jacket wasn't any different. It is form fitting but roomy enough for layers underneath. I ordered the light grey, and was worried about dirt, but it was really easy to clean just following the instructions. The only problem I have is with the location of the pockets - it is not comfortable at all to sit down when you have anything in the pockets. They are right at the hip level and you have to pull the jacket up in order to sit if you have anything in the pocket. This is very inconvenient for every day wear as I usually have my phone/wallet/keys in there. Other than that I do love it!


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

It is perfect ! Length to mid thigh, so it covers more than just derriere! Sizing is spot on- I wear size 2 typically, but like to have room to move and/or layer.
I was worried small would be too tight or constricting - but it is the perfect balance, not huge so I would have to wrap it around me, and just right for one or two layers underneath. I love it, for wind, rain, or both.

Great Rain Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Pretty light weight, nice colors, and great fit. Got this as a gift for my mom and she loves it. Cut is a little long so it helps to keep the pants dry. She is 5'10 and went with the XL for some more room layering underneath.

Great rain jacket

    I found this to be a very well designed jacket and is great for raining days. It’s a perfect weight and has a nice waist shaping and the pockets are perfect.

    Great rain jacket